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Employment Opportunity


Forensic Scientist 1, Chemistry Analyst

New Mexico Department of Public Safety, Hobbs, New Mexico

Salary: $39,686.40 - $69,035.20 Annually

Final Filing Date: March 21, 2017

As a Forensic Scientist 1, the incumbent will be provided on-the-job training related to performing analysis of controlled substance evidence; with the intended goal of providing enough training and tenure to perform independently as a case-working Chemistry Analyst.

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Duties:

This job posting is to fill a Forensic Scientist 1, Chemistry Analyst. As a Forensic Scientist 1, the incumbent will be provided on-the-job training related to performing analysis of controlled substance evidence; with the intended goal of providing enough training and tenure to perform independently as a case-working Chemistry Analyst. Upon successful completion of all training, and demonstrated and sustained competent performance, the incumbent will be responsible for independently collecting, classifying, identifying and analyzing controlled substance evidence related to criminal investigations. In addition, the position will be responsible for:
  • Producing formal reports that accurately identify and analyze physical evidence to determine their significance to the investigation;
  • Presenting the results, conclusions and expert opinion in the scientific analysis of the controlled substance evidence;
  • Providing expert witness testimony regarding their findings in courts of law throughout the State of New Mexico;
  • Performing QA/QC to assure quality analysis, evidence integrity, and maintain accreditation standards;
  • Continue training to develop competency and proficiency in their area of specialization, specifically chemical analysis for this position, as required.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications for DNA and Chemistry Forensic Scientists:
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Genetics, Forensic Science or Molecular Biology
Employment Requirements:
  • Chemistry Analysts must have successfully passed and completed at least twenty (20) credit hours of college-level chemistry coursework.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver's License.
  • Employment is subject to a pre-employment background investigation and is conditional pending results.
  • This position is designated as safety sensitive.
  • Employment will be subject to pre-employment drug testing and random employment drug testing.
Working Conditions:
  • Work is performed in a Forensic Laboratory setting; exposure to chemicals and biological fluids; statewide travel in car and/or small aircraft will be required when needed.
  • Work under stressful situations with strict deadlines.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 lbs.; frequent walking, standing, sitting and bending; and exposure to noise from equipment and instruments utilized in the Laboratory is required.

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Posted: March 1, 2017



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